Library Workshops for Research Postgraduates: Winning Academic Presentation Skills

11/01/2020 to 24/02/2020

The Library is pleased to offer in Feb 2020 the following three discussion workshops on presentation skills, and poster design and presentation that are co-organised with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) for research postgraduate students.

Presentation Skills for Postgraduate Students

18 Feb (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This workshop covers the essential strategies that will help you plan and deliver presentations that effectively convey your message at a conference, group meeting or any other research-related event. You will discuss the key steps of the development process and learn how to optimize the design and use of visual aids, as well as how to best present both quantitative and qualitative data. You will also explore various ways of preparing for and dealing with questions.

Instructor: Dr. Karl Holm, Lecturer, ILC
Language: English
RegistrationClick here to register

Fluent and Successful: Oral Presentation Skills in Chinese

20 Feb (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

In this workshop, you will learn about various types of oral presentations for academic purposes. You will discuss how to make the best use of the presentation format, and will examine the issues that you will need to pay attention to when presenting in Cantonese. You will also discuss the use of multimedia tools and how to deal with difficulties that you might experience during oral presentations.

Instructor: Dr. Felix Chao, Senior Lecturer, ILC
Language: Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua
Registration: Click here to register

Poster Design and Presentation for Postgraduate Students

24 Feb (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This workshop covers poster design essentials to help you effectively present your research, both visually and orally, at poster presentation sessions. Through discussions and the analysis of samples, you will learn how to select and organize the content of your poster, as well as how to best use it as a visual aid. You will also explore key strategies to deliver your poster presentation and deal with questions. Finally, you will learn key elements in writing a successful poster application abstract.

Instructor: Dr. Karl Holm, Lecturer, ILC
Language: English
Registration: Click here to register

Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library

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